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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 23, 2008 9:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Kicking a DEAD horse...encores: 60s vs later

Great ones indeed, SD!

Think as folks above pointed out that by the 70s times had changed and it became part of the show...just the normal way to do it by then.

But, to have been there for those multiple songs in 69!

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Poster: spacedface Date: Dec 24, 2008 4:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Kicking a DEAD horse...encores: 60s vs later

By the time they have a set structure with a second set & Space, it seems like the peak of conscious attention much of the crowd could be too close the end of a show.

One time at Kaiser, the ruckus for an encore or three was intense and stomping, which was only cured by the mocking bitterness of Another Saturday Night. I guess timing is everything.

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Dec 24, 2008 8:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Kicking a DEAD horse...encores: 60s vs later

Another thing to keep in mind as far as the Dead's shows in the 70's, particularly 1970-1974, were the marathon shows they performed during those years, We're talking about some LONG LONG shows during those years. Seventeen, eighteen songs in the first set alone was not unheard of some of those years! There were more than a few 3 set wonders. The years 1970, 1972 and 1973 were home to many epic shows.
My concert going experiences started in 1969 and the bulk of my concert going days were mostly from then until around 1976, 1977, and 1978. I saw a whole bunch of different bands during those years and nobody ever came close to the Grateful Dead in my experiences as far as providing that amount of bang for my concert dollar. They were really without equal. After a three or four hour show it mattered very little whether they did an encore or not the few times I saw them.
The worst band for giving very little value for my money IMO were the Rolling Stones. I saw them on the 1972 Exile On Main St. tour where they probably played less than an hour and offered no encore at all! I waited 18 hours in line just to buy a ticket and was really disappointed in them. The only good thing about that show was that Stevie Wonder and his band Wonderlove opened for the Stones and blew everyone away!
Most bands I remember played only one set, and only a very few did two, but always with an encore. Stephen Stills & Manassas did a 3 set show, and even came out for an encore!

This post was modified by SkyDawg on 2008-12-25 04:03:37

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 24, 2008 7:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Kicking a DEAD horse...encores: 60s vs later

Curious to know how did the Allmanns compare in terms of length of sets/shows - both with other bands and with the Grateful Dead?